Music at Beaconside

All pupils from Reception to  Year 6 are taught music in a separate music room by a specialist music teacher.  We are very fortunate in having a music room not only equipped with the usual sets of xylophones, glockenspiels and percussion instruments but also with  class sets of recorders and ukuleles.


Beaconside School also offer children an opportunity to develop their musical talents outside the curriculum by taking part in an variety of extra-curricular activities (see below).






Instrument lessons for 2016 - 17 taught through Cumbria Music Service to Years 4, 5 & 6


Flute, clarinet & saxophone: Fridays from 10 am - Mrs Tuffin

Violin and cello: Thursday from 10.30 - Mr Beeby

Guitar: Friday from 2.10 - Mr Haythornthwaite

Keyboard: Friday from 12.00 - Mr Bartholomew

Brass : Friday from 11 a.m.- Mr Bartholomew


Activities on offer:  (2016 -17)


Singing Club:  Years 3, 4, 5, & 6 - Thursdays 3.20 - 4.20 - Mrs Allgood

Orchestra: Years 4, 5 & 6 Lunch time Wednesdays - Mrs Kirkpatrick

Transition & Concert Choir: Year 6 - as required - Miss Short



If you have any queries about music at Beaconside, please contact Mrs Kirkpatrick.




Mr McQuiston is going to be our new cello teacher.  He came in to give a performance to Years 3, 4 and 5.  Here he plays part of the Tarnatella by W H Squires

Summer Term 2017



4G play 'Aardvark'.  How many different instruments can you count? 

(Answers at bottom of page)


3S accompany 'Aardvark' on glockenspiels and recorders.

Year 4 played 'Mama Mia'

The 3 Reception classes played the rhythm of Wheels On The Bus on glockenspiels


Mrs Bell's class:

Mrs Tatter's class:

and Mrs Allgood's class:


Wednesday Live.


Each Wednesday,  as the children enter and leave the hall for Collective Worship, they are treated to live music performed by talented pupils and staff. 


James and Joshua, on French horn, Amara on a German trumpet and Salim and Millie on cornet played 'The Guns of Navarone.

The Year 6 guitar group played' I Love Rock and Roll'

and the year 4/5 group played 'Another Dime'

Grace and Sofia started the new term with their solo singing.

Music Clubs

Amara practices Beefburger Boogie on her trumpet at the lunchtime club

....and is then joined by Sam on his saxophone

The Hand bell group had a 'dress-rehearsal' for their appearance at the Carlisle Music Festival next |Monday.   How will they do?  Watch this space .......

WE WON !! 

Congratulations to

              James, Devan, Ben, Sam, Charlotte, Jessica

                    Ben, Amara, Morgan and Emily

 The singing club and orchestra spent an afternoon at Rheged with 8 other schools. 

The orchestra gave a performance of 'In The Hall of the Mountain King' alongside children from U.C.C.

The singing club joined with the other schools in singing various compositions by Jilly Jarman

ANSWER:   4G are playing 9 different types of instruments - recorder, glockenspiel, flute, clarinet, cornet, guitar, keyboard, piano and cello.

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